Values and Ethics
At QRG we regard using a gender-based lens combined with strong local community relationships and a deeper understanding of cultural protocols as a key starting point from which to build meaningful, translocal partnerships and relational forms of accountability that enhance and strengthen research partnerships. Our work is based in working with community and reflected in our values and guides our ethical framework when we work with Indigenous peoples, communities and governments. Our four core values are: Respect, Partnership, Integrity and Accountability. Using decolonizing methodologies, (Smith, 1999), we are able to engage in research processes that partners with Indigenous communities and individuals throughout. We align our ethical protocols to ensure that the standards and values of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are upheld and implemented throughout our work.
Our work is guided by the following principles:
- Open Communication